Saturday, October 21, 2017

Seasonally Affected

So, here it is, nearly the end of October.
We have survived the beginning stages of Rob's retirement...and by 'we' I mean 'me'...although he seems to be making something of a transition as well. And by 'transition' I mean 'discovering Pickleball and thus setting out to kick some 80 year old butt...'. But let's save that for another day...

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year and it is in full swing here on the Coast today. The breeze is consistent but not gale force. The temp is a pleasant 65 degrees with the threat of 500% humidity this afternoon giving way to massive thunderstorms and subsequent leaf droppage overnight. Perfect weather for chili and caramel apples and cups of ginger tea.
Some see autumn as a season of dying off and preparation for hibernation, for me it has always been a trigger of creativity.
Basil and catnip being counted down by the sundial.
Maybe its a hangover from years of school projects.
Perhaps it is rebellion against the certain, and much too soon, inability to sit on my deck.
Or maybe it was the wonderful phone conversation I had with Suzanne from Adventures of Empty Nesters, who has agreed to mentor me for a while in this blogging adventure...
This morning on the deck. Please note JoeyKatt, who is enjoying some of the above catnip.
Whatever the cause -cough cough – Suzanne – cough cough- I have had a sufficient kick in the pants and am looking towards a renewed Coast of Illinois.

I have several plans for the coming months.
The blog will remain, with weekly posts. My hope is to have a 'sort of' theme each week, each revolving around the trials and tribulations of midlife, but with my own particular Coastal bent...
Look forward to:
Cooking For Two
All About A Boat
Trip-ticks
Rando Weirdness 
 
and an occasional deviation from any of the above.
Because...Pirate!
My pirate crew,bringing in Cool Change at the end of a recent sailing weekend at Lake of the Ozarks. Son at the bowline, daughter at the helm, captain standing watch for the really expensive boats all around our fixer upper.
A very special THANKS to Suzanne Simone Stavert over at Adventures of Empty Nesters. She has been an on-line friend for several years and her new role as mentor was just the boot I needed. Please take the time to check out her wonderful site. 

See you all soon! 

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